Monday, May 16, 2011

WokStar Asian Cuisine - Update!

Laurie and I were out and about…just cruising and running errands, and we decided it was time for some Asian cooking!  We were near Lenoir City Tennessee, so we stopped at one of our favorite casual restaurants in East Tennessee…

This is WokStar Asian Cuisine...and we’ve reported on it before.  Time for an update!  We tried a couple of new items and we learned a bit of news that was worthy of passing on…

Laurie wasn’t very hungry so she ordered a bowl of Hot and Sour Soup and an appetizer.  The soup was just right…lots of flavor and just the right amount of contrast between the spicy and the sour…

For her appetizer, Laurie ordered a new item on the menu…the Thai Chicken Wings.  They were described as the ‘Soon to be famous chicken wings, tossed with WokStar’s house made sauce’.  They were spicy and they were different than any other chicken wings that we’d ever had…and they are our new standard for terrific chicken wings!  I was lucky that Laurie wasn’t hungry…and she shared these wings with me!

I decided to try something I hadn’t had before.  This is ‘Orange Dynasty’.  It can be ordered with chicken or beef.  I had the chicken with sugar snap peas and toasted orange peel plus a side of brown rice.  Of course, I ordered it extra spicy!  Yum!

After our nice lunch, we talked to Jose Garcia, the owner/chef of WokStar.  He’d worked for P.F. Chang for a number of years before starting up his own place.  Business in Lenoir City is very good…so good in fact, that Jose is planning to open 3 new locations, one in Oak Ridge, another in Hardin Valley and the third in Bearden Station Center.  He’d also like to start franchising his concept in the not too distant future… The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in East Tennessee!
WokStar is a great place for a casual meal.  There are plenty of items on the menu to choose from along with appetizers, soups, salads, rice and noodle dishes, a couple of sides and two dessert items.  The restaurant also serves beer, both domestic and imported.
WokStar in Lenoir City is located at 149 Kelsey Lane, Suite 108.  It faces US Highway 321.  Phone: 865-986-0996.  The restaurant is open from 11 AM to 9 PM Monday – Thursday, from 11 AM to 10 PM Friday and Saturday and, from 11 AM to 3 PM on Sunday.
NOTE: WokStar has a new website:


  1. Those wings sure look good. Seems like every time a good restaurant goes to multiple locations the quality pluments - it will be interesting to see with this one, if he does it.

  2. What a nice afternoon. Sightseeing and a meal that was delicious. It is so nice to enjoy a day that way. Blessings, Catherine

    p.s. Thank you for your visits to my blog and your nice comments.